2000 in Ireland

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Other events of 2000
List of years in Ireland

The following lists events that happened during the year 2000 in Ireland.







  • 6 July – the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2000 came into effect abolishing the so-called "holy hour" between 2 pm and 4 pm on Sundays when pubs had been forced to close their doors.[2]


Arts and literature


Association football

Shelbourne won the double of the League of Ireland Premier Division and the FAI Cup for the first time in their history. They then knocked out Macedonian side Sloga Jugomagnat in the first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Their 1–0 win in Skopje was the first away win in a European tie by a League of Ireland side for eighteen years. Rosenborg of Norway knock Shelbourne out 4–2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round.

Gaelic games




January to June
28 January – Tony Doyle, actor (born 1942).
1 February – Patrick Shanahan, Fianna Fáil TD (born 1908).
2 February – Francis Stuart, writer (born 1902).
25 February – Tom McEllistrim, Fianna Fáil TD (born 1926).
6 March – Jonathan Philbin Bowman, journalist and radio presenter (born 1969).
20 April – John Carthy, shot dead in controversial circumstances by An Garda Síochána after a twenty-five-hour siege at his home (born 1972).
7 June – Mona Tyndall, missionary sister and development worker (born 1921).
10 June – Frank Patterson, tenor (born 1938).
July to December
10 July – Denis O'Conor Don, hereditary chief of the O'Conor Don sept (born 1912).
14 August – John Boland, senior Fine Gael politician (born 1944).
18 October – James Gill, cricketer (born 1911).
8 November – Brian Boydell, composer, professor of music at Trinity College, Dublin (born 1917).
18 November – Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh, physicist responsible for the O'Raifeartaigh Theorem and the O'Raifeartaigh Model of supersymmetry breaking (born 1933).
26 November – Paddy Donegan, former Fine Gael TD and Cabinet Minister (born 1923).
Full date unknown
Paddy Barry, Cork hurler (born 1928).
Paddy Flanagan, cyclist (born 1941).
Alf Ringstead, soccer player (born 1927).

See also


  1. ^ "Discovery Of R.M.S. Carpathia". Titanic-Titanic.com. 23 September 2000. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ Licensing law regime Hayes Solicitors, July 2000.
  3. ^ "Clinton arrives in Belfast". RTÉ News. 12 December 2000. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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